macchiato caldo

Literally a "marked" coffee, a macchiato can be among the most difficult drinks to prepare. It is espresso with just a touch of milk foam, which is the mark on the coffee. The macchiato caldo is the hot version of the drink, but it can also be served cold, or freddo.



  • 1 shot espresso (or double shot)
  • 1/3 cup milk


For a macchiato you'll want just a touch of foam and mostly espresso in the mug.

Froth milk with the "hot froth" function. Pour the espresso shot(s) into a heat-safe mug, espresso cup preferred. Spoon the finished, rich milk foam on top of your espresso shot and enjoy.